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Day 1 and Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks

Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

   ZCZC SPCFWDDY1 ALL
   FNUS21 KWNS 030840
   
   DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0240 AM CST TUE JAN 03 2006
   
   VALID 031200Z - 041200Z
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR WESTERN OK/OK
   PANHANDLE/TX PANHANDLE/NORTHWEST TX/EASTERN NM/SOUTHEAST CO/EXTREME
   SOUTHWEST KS...
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN OK/SOUTHEAST
   CO/EASTERN NM/CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST TX/SOUTHWEST KS...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS NEAR THE
   NEBRASKA/SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER...AND MOVE EASTWARD TOWARDS WISCONSIN.
   A COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
   SOUTHERN PLAINS...BUT A LACK OF MOISTURE RETURN AHEAD OF THE FRONT
   WILL KEEP PRECIPITATION CHANCES VERY LOW FOR THE DROUGHT STRICKEN
   SOUTHERN PLAINS. ELSEWHERE...SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF
   THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AS A SERIES OF IMPULSES ASSOCIATED WITH A MID
   LEVEL TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. ADDITIONALLY...SOME
   PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE OVER THE EAST COAST WITH AN EXITING LOW
   PRESSURE SYSTEM...AND OVER THE GREAT LAKES LATE IN THE PERIOD.
   
   ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - WESTERN OK/OK
   PANHANDLE/TX PANHANDLE/NORTHWEST TX/EASTERN NM/SOUTHEAST CO/EXTREME
   SOUTHWEST KS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: VERY LOW RH...WARM TEMPERATURES AT OR NEAR
   RECORD VALUES...STRONG AND GUSTY W/SW WINDS
   
   A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER SITUATION WILL EXIST OVER
   PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS DURING THE PERIOD. WHILE THE
   LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT BRINGS THESE FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL
   BE FURTHER NORTH AND SOMEWHAT WEAKER THAN THE SYSTEM THAT EXISTED ON
   NEW YEARS DAY...EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL AGAIN EXIST
   OVER THE REGION. STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE
   DRY COLD FRONT...WITH AFTERNOON VALUES APPROACHING 25 TO 30
   KTS...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...WITH SOME
   AREAS NEAR RECORD VALUES...COUPLED WITH A VERY DRY AIRMASS AND RH
   VALUES IN THE MID TO UPPER TEENS...WILL ADD TO THIS DANGEROUS FIRE
   WEATHER THREAT. THE REGION ALSO CONTINUES TO REMAIN IN A SEVERE TO
   EXTREME DROUGHT SITUATION AND DRY SURFACE VEGETATION WILL CONTINUE
   TO SERVE AS AN EXCELLENT FUEL FOR ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP.
   
   PERSONS IN AND NEAR THE EXTREMELY CRITICAL AREA SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF
   THIS EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND THE THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 2 - CENTRAL AND EASTERN OK/SOUTHEAST
   CO/EASTERN NM/CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST TX/SOUTHWEST KS...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: LOW RH...WARM TEMPERATURES...DROUGHT CONDITIONS
   
   SURROUNDING THE EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA IS A REGION OF
   CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT. THIS AREA WILL SEE SOMEWHAT COOLER
   TEMPERATURES AND WEAKER SURFACE WINDS...HOWEVER...GIVEN THE VERY DRY
   CONDITIONS AND AFTERNOON RH VALUES IN THE UPPER TEENS TO LOW
   THIRTIES...A FIRE WEATHER THREAT DOES EXIST. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP
   IN THIS REGION WILL PERHAPS NOT SPREAD EXTREMELY QUICKLY DUE TO THE
   WEAKER SURFACE WIND FIELD...BUT CONTINUED DRY SURFACE FUELS AND WARM
   AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES YIELDS A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 01/03/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      
Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast graphic

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   FNUS22 KWNS 030947
   
   DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0347 AM CST TUE JAN 03 2006
   
   VALID 041200Z - 051200Z
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL TX...
   
   ...SYNOPSIS...
   THE UNITED STATES WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY DRY THROUGH THE PERIOD AS A
   HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDS INTO THE WESTERN STATES. A LOW PRESSURE
   SYSTEM OVER THE GREAT LAKES WILL PRODUCE SOME RAIN AND WINTER
   PRECIPITATION...AND A FEW AREAS OF SNOW WILL EXIST IN AREAS OF THE
   ROCKY MOUNTAINS. A MORE SEASONABLE AIRMASS...WITH SOMEWHAT COOLER
   TEMPERATURES...WILL EXIST OVER THE MIDWEST AND MISSISSIPPI/OHIO
   VALLEYS.
   
   ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA 1 - SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL TX...
   
   PRIMARY CONDITIONS: WARM AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES...STRONG AND GUSTY
   N/NW WINDS
   
   FOLLOWING THE COLD FRONT PASSAGE...A PERIOD OF SOMEWHAT STRONG AND
   GUSTY N/NW WINDS WILL EXIST DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. TEMPERATURES
   WILL BE 10 TO 15 F COOLER THAN THE PREVIOUS DAY...AND RH VALUES WILL
   BE HIGHER...IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 40S.  ANY FIRES THAT DO DEVELOP
   IN THIS CONTINUED DRY REGION WILL BE FUELED BY THE GUSTY WINDS...BUT
   THIS THREAT SHOULD ONLY LAST DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
   EVENING HOURS...AS WIND SPEEDS WILL DIMINISH QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET.
   
   ..LEVIT.. 01/03/2006
   
   ...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...
   
      

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